The turned wood vase with glass liner seemed just right as a base for this autumnal arrangement. Indoors, with flash, I get lots of shadows. They add to the effect, but we’ll move outside to take a closer look with truer colors.
Hydrangea ‘Preziosa’ turns shades of mahogany as the weather cools. Earlier, the blossoms wilt quickly when cut. Now they will last until I tire of them and toss them out.
Same story with H. ‘Limelight’, which starts out green, spends many weeks snowy white, then fades to dusty rose.
A few branches of Stachyrus praecox enlarge on the color scheme.
Spent seed heads of Phlomus russeliana turn dark, almost black. I love them for structure.
There’s one branch of beauty berry Calicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion’ in there for a boost of color. A few stems of Northern Sea Oats seem to find their way into everything these days. Now won’t you check out Rambling in the Garden to see what Cathy has found to put in a vase today?